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Post AP® World Language Exams. Looking back and forward.

May 23, 2019 Learning Link Blog no comments

It’s a wrap!  The 2019 AP® World Language Exams are completed. According to recent stats from The College Board, over 225,000 exams are taken by world language students annually.

With so much time spent on curriculum development and intense student preparation, the first two weeks in May seem to go by in a flash – and then the wait is on.  AP Readers, made up of qualified high school teachers and college faculty, will evaluate and score the exams in June as students await their results.

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AP World Languages Exams Are Just Around the Corner

April 12, 2018 Learning Link Blog no comments

What’s Your Game Plan?

AP® exams are less than a month away.  With over 200,000 AP world languages exams being taken, there are thousands of language teachers prepping students to help them do their best. IT staff and AP coordinators are reviewing The College Board testing guidelines to ensure that the exams are administered equitably and responses are submitted to The College Board’s Digital Audio Submission (DAS) portal without a hitch.

We too, at SANS Inc., are working closely with our clients, schools that use our technology for language classes throughout the year and to administer AP world languages exams each May. We reach out to AP teachers and proctors to be sure they are familiar with the exam mode functionality in our SANSSpace™ LIVE browser-based instructional technology and our Virtuoso™ language lab software.  We’re on board for the entirety of the AP exam schedule to help in any way we can – and we do look forward to positive reviews post-AP exams.

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Post AP World Languages Exams 2017 – How Did We Do?

May 23, 2017 Learning Link Blog 2 comments

AP® Exams 2017 are now in the history books. This year The College Board introduced new requirements for digital recording and on-line submission of student responses for the speaking portion of AP World Languages exams. These new rules have had many schools scrambling to figure out the best way to administer the tests.

For those schools using SANS’ Virtuoso™ and SANSSpace™ LIVE technology platforms, concerns about the changes were minimal. Why? Because we have been providing controlled AP digital recording solutions to school language departments for AP exams and other oral testing for more than 10 years, and our technology is fully compliant with The College Board procedures.
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AP® World Languages Testing

January 20, 2017 Comments Off on AP® World Languages Testing

AP® World Languages Exams Speaking Section


The College Board now accepts only MP3 digital files for the Spoken Free Response sections of the AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish exams, as well as Music Theory.


Our instructional platforms are ready to record student responses!

Student responses must now be recorded digitally, saved in MP3 file format, and then uploaded to be reviewed and scored.

Easily administer speaking exams.

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Administer a speaking exam in three easy steps!


Start exam and send audio prompts to students

Digitally record student spoken responses

Collect responses and upload for review and assessment


Build student confidence for successful exams

Our instructional platforms can be easily integrated into your curriculum so that students have more opportunities to work in advance with the technology they’ll be using for standardized speaking exams. Many teachers have reported that students are ultimately more confident in their speaking ability and better prepared for exams when they are comfortable with the technology.


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Big Changes! AP® World Languages Exams are Going Digital for 2017

October 6, 2016 Learning Link Blog no comments

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Will You Be Ready? We are.

The College Board has officially announced that the Spoken Free Response Sections of the AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish, as well as the Music Theory, Exams will be going digital for testing in May 2017. This is a major (and necessary) shift that will affect over 220,000 exams taken yearly.

So what does this mean exactly? It’s retirement time for all of those cassette recorders that are taken out of the closet once a year and used for student recordings – all recordings must be done using digital recording technology. Response CDs and tapes will be gone, too, and student recordings will be submitted digitally to the on-line AP Digital Submission Portal. continue reading

SANS Inc. Technology for AP Testing

October 4, 2016 Comments Off on SANS Inc. Technology for AP Testing
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